92-year-old World War II veteran throws out ceremonial first pitch in style

It took the southpaw a long time to put on his uniform and make his major league debut, but what a grand entrance he made.

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U.S. Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer Burke Waldron throws out the ceremonial first pitch in Seattle's Safeco Field on Monday.

Wearing his Naval dress whites, World War II veteran Burke Waldron threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Seattle Mariners during the team’s Memorial Day game.

The 92-year-old 2nd Class Petty Officer confidentially jogged across Safeco Field to the mound, where he put some good zip on his pitch to Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger.

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Waldron greeting members of the San Diego Padres before their game Monday against the Seattle Mariners.

Waldon apparently served as a good luck charm for the Mariners, who went on to beat the San Diego Padres 9-3.